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(Knights Rebels MC #3)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  6,349 ratings  ·  601 reviews

Three things Jesse Carter has lost. A former Marine, Jesse used to stand proud of his achievements and live by the code. But when circumstance made him question everything he believed in, those most basic values didn’t feel so important after all.

Knights Rebels.

Three things Jesse Carter has found. Reborn into a brotherhood not so diffe
Paperback, 410 pages
Published July 14th 2015
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Full review to come.

Lets just say that Jesse was a verbally abusive asshole and Bell was a meek mouse that needed a back bone.

I ended up skimming the end because I honestly wanted Jesse to get shot and Belle to marry his brother. That's how bad it was!

Don't even get me started on the chicks best friend. The most annoying character and enabler ever.

Edited to add: The day after my min review went live something with the author happened that made me make
5 The Flirty Bad-Boy Finally Gets Hooked Stars!

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This is the third book in River Savages Knights Rebels series. I have been dying for Jesse's story and was praying it was going to be with nurse Bell. I was so excited when I finally seen that it was going to happen. I loved it!!
This series keeps getting better and better!

Jesse Carter is hiding behind a mask. He wears a fake smile and uses sex to drown his troubles. He feels responsible for the men he couldn't save while he
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TITLE: Desertion
SERIES: (Knights Rebels MC #3)
AUTHOR: River Savage
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: July 14th 2015


You know that clique saying: Once I picked this up I couldn't put it down *rolls eyes* yeah that saying, well for this book that clique rang true, I got so absorbed in this book, the feels, the characters, the story line had me reading as though I was a junk
~ Stéphanie ~ Tied up in Romance ~
Short review to come soon :)

I got my ARC, So happy!!! =D


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Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***2 Stars***

WARNING: If you're looking for a tortured hero and a woman who saves him with her love....keep on looking. This is not that book.

Let me break it down for you. Sorry in advance for being long-winded....

Jesse is a war veteran who comes from an abusive family. His father was a war veteran as well and has difficulty dealing with everyday life. So he drowns himself in alcohol and verbally and physically abuses his family...but primarily Jesse. Between the abuse he grew up with and the ho
River Savage
Jul 06, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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River Sage doesn't sugarcoat her books which I find refreshing. I love that she never fails to weave raw, gritty, emotionally driven and romance into her books. And in her newest release, Desertion, she brought those elements and so much more in the story of Jesse and Bell.


Jesse Carter was a former firefighter and marine and now a member of the Knights Rebel MC. His past in the military haunts him after losing his brothers in
~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
This is one of the hardest reviews I've had to write in a long time. I had strong feelings going into this read that it would push my boundaries. It broke them. It hurt badly. I had so many triggers that I was a mess when finished. I have dealt with so many of the things that were faced and encountered in this book that I am in utter emotional overload. Everyone has struggles and things in their life that can make them turn into someone that is different from who they'd be if things had been dif ...more
Martina Kerr
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
4.5 stars ~

Jesse and Belle maybe??
Karen Mc
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Holy hot and brilliant biker book! Desertion, like the rest of the Knights Rebels series, is raw, racy, riveting, romantic, and oh-so-real. River Savage's latest masterpiece, Desertion takes you on a memorable and magnetic merry-go-around of emotions where your heart and head are spinning around and around with feelings of anger, happiness, sadness, and frustration so much that you hope, like a Russian Roulette Wheel, it lands on or ends with happiness.

Like the rest of River Savage's books, but
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: yummy-bikers
3.5 Stars

Six years ago Bell's sister, Paige, went missing, never to be found. Now, twenty-three year old Bell lives a life under her parents' constant watch. Her family never really recovered from losing Paige and they will do anything to never have to go through that pain again.

From the second Jesse saw the sexy, shy, nurse Bell, he wanted her. Using his usual charm and humor, he tries flirting with her to no result. He finally gets his chance when Bell comes and asks him for his help finding
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
Desertion is book 3 in the Knights Rebels series and its Jesse's story. While I loved books 1 & 2 Desertion was a big disappointment to me. I didn't like Jesse or Bell at all. Jesse while hot was nothing but a nasty jerk for most of the book and Bell while I thought kind of cute in the beginning was a complete doormat. Jesse ran so hot and cold that by the time he finally made up his mind about Bell I no longer cared I just wanted the story over. Bell was so pathetic willing to accept so lit ...more

Update: heard there is descriptive sex outside the MCs. Super pissed and disappointed in this author for going that route. Why ruin a good thing with that kind of filth?

Another author bites the dust for me.
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved it, I loved it, I loved it, I LOVED IT!
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Another good addition to the series.
This is the story of Jesse. Jesse is an ex-marine, haunted by his experiences in Afghanistan. Guilt and regret burn his insides all the time. He is cocky, a player and hides behind a mask of indifference all the time.
When innocent and inexperienced Bell is thrown in his path, his life takes an unexpected turn. He wants her in his bed but his flirting isn't getting him anywhere until Bell realizes that he can help her locate her lost sister, Paige.
Bell's shelte
5 Shining Bright Stars

I'm so happy that Jesse got help that he needed to fight his demons. Bell's awesome that she fought so hard for Jesse but how far can she take before Jesse push her away? This love story is back and forth due to the hero dealing with PTSD. The heroine never gave up and she fought her way into his heart. I love this series. I can't wait for the next book.

“I, Jesse Carter, am fucked.

“Text messages, stalking and now staring. I think I need a restraining order, Mr. Carter.” B
Elfina Renee
Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Wow powerful, intense, raw and real at its finest. No complaints, five star read! PTSD and abuse has a far greater reach then just to the victim. It touches everyone it comes into contact with. The lives of the husband, wives, sibling, children and friends, even then its tendrils brushes against others. The author deserves a standing ovation bring the two subjects to life, given voice to the courageous Marines the story portrayed. You can't help be drawn to Jessie and Bell; River Savage brought ...more
Jan 12, 2015 rated it did not like it
I was really looking forward to this book and I'm sad to say that I was really disappointed in this one. I loved the first 3 books, especially the first book. I dnf'ed about 30% into this one. Belle was a push over and had no back bone and usually I love shy and quiet heroines but Belle just didn't do it for me. Oh and Don't get me started on her friends, they were annoying as hell, they were so persistent and unsympathetic, all they cared about was getting Belle laid! I was most looking forward ...more
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it

Peace .

I’ve finally found it. I’m no longer at the mercy of my past, at the mercy of my fears. Because of her, I found it. She gave me something I spent my whole life searching for, even if I didn’t realize I was searching for it.

She gave it to me.
Jul 21, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: biker-mc, kindle
This is going to be a hard review for me to write. I love the Knights Rebels Series, and I was really looking forward to this book. I get where River Savage was going with her storyline, but I think she bit off more than she could chew by choosing 3 huge plot lines for this book. It dealt with PTSD, Child Abuse, and a family with a missing loved one dealing with the aftermath. Any one of these storylines would have been a great story if done right, but that was unfortunately not the case here. P ...more
Oct 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 "Together" Stars

Desertion follows Jesse, known as the jokester and manwhore of the Knights Rebels MC. In the previous two books we've seen the light hearted, funny, and caring guy that has a soft spot for veterans, those in the burn unit and his MC family. While he is still all those things, Desertion shows a side of Jesse that hasn't been exposed before: the man running from his past in the Marines and his family problems all while covering up his suffering with humor and sex. When he meets B
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You know when an author writes books in a series and there's always that one book that you love and consider your favorite? Well, Desertion is the one for me at the moment (I say this now because hello Beau lol). River Savage will take you on an emotional journey with this one ladies and gents... so sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

Jesse Fucking Carter. #MyBoo #MyHusband #MrsCarter #JesseJunkie. Jesse is the total package, gorgeous with a sense o
Kindrick Joseph
Dec 05, 2014 marked it as to-read
I hope it's Belle!! I'm in love with this series and all of the characters in it!!
4.5 stars! *****

I was looking forward to Jesse's story since I've read Incandescent. I loved his story. Sometimes he deserved a good smack up his head but it was a lovely story that kept me awake into the early hours.

Nurse Bell is shy and hardworking girl. One would think that her life is pretty much perfect, but it isn't. Not even close. Her sister Paige disappeared six years ago and police still haven't found her. Her parents changed. Became shells of their former selves and are way to protec
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
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Jesse Carter is the ultimate manwhore and ladies' man of the Knights Rebels MC. He’s cocky, confident, a former Marine, and knows how to work it in the bedroom.

But there’s one girl who isn’t falling for his charms and in his bed—Isabella “Bell” Johnson a.k.a “Nurse Bell”. Remember her? Yep, she’s the one about to bring our dirty-talking Cassanova to his knees! Teehee!

Jesse Teaser #3

Desertion is a tale of love, loss, forgiveness
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ccbh-reviewed
River Savage drowns us in gut-wrenching anguish, and heart warming hilarity as she immerses us into the lifestyle of bikers, and the women they pine for!

Jesse Carter: Firefighter, former Marine, badass biker.
This man was one cheeky bastard with his 'lame' lines, downright filthy mouth, smutty words, and happy-go-lucky attitude. But underneath all of that is a man that is being smothered in his nightmares by a past that is so haunting, he doesn't feel worthy or deserving of anyone's love.

Bell J
Dec 07, 2014 rated it did not like it
***SPOILERS. Read at your own risk.***

It was so bad, where do I start? Oh, I didn't finish it. Stopped at 90%. Couldn't. Just too much stupidity, eye-rolling and blah blah blah.

I was actually looking forward to this one. I liked Jesse and I knew there was more to him than met the eye. I also liked Bell. At first. That changed fast.

Word of advice, Bell, dear. You never ever settle for the least a man can give you. I don't care how good the sex is, or what. You just don't. You gotta keep your stan
Awesome Read!!!

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Never judge a book by it's cover...
Jesse was all smoke and mirrors you need to dig deep,
real deep to See the Real man, which is something Bell managed to do.
He's always gone above and beyond for his club, his brothers and their women.
Jesse continuously showed his loyalty and friendship by never backing down and has laid his life down for those he loves. But if you actually took the time to see Jesse actually look at the man you'd realize
he was broken, shatt
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Isabella, "Bell" Johnson is a 23 year old nurse living in the shadow of her missing sister. Bell's sister, Paige, has been missing for 6 years and the guilt weighing down on Bell prevents her from living her life to the fullest. Her parents keep a tight rein on her even at 23. She has a curfew and abides by all of their rules.

I hate that this is what it comes to when we talk about my family, or bring up Paige. I hate that I can't live a normal life like them, but I can't change the past. I can'
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River Savage is the Author of the Knights Rebels MC Series. She released her debut novel, Incandescent, in August 2014.

An avid reader of romance and erotic novels, her love for books and reading fueled her passion for writing. Reading no longer sated her addiction, so she started writing in secret. She never imagined that her dream of publishing a novel would ever be achievable.
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“I’m all for a game, Bell, but I gotta know what I’m playing for.” 4 likes
“I, Jesse Carter, am fucked.” 3 likes
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